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The Swastika in the Bathroom
You walk into the bathroom and a large, black graffitied swastika greets you. It’s big, it’s ugly and it exudes an almost living presence, defying you to respond in some way. You’re 11 years old, you have fifteen minutes to get back to class, you’re in a new school, you just started making friends, and you don’t want to rock the boat.
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The UN Deserves Better Than Arielle Silverstein
Working for the United Nations is an honor. The UN’s core values reflect a desire for a better, safer, freer society for all. Its charter includes the purposes “promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.”
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The Very Definition of Prejudice
Here’s how it shakes out: Really nice, friendly, intelligent, helpful, communicative people: 34. The people I was afraid of: 0.
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Tony Ortega: A Nettle of Fiction and Failure
It may be hard to spot the common denominator of all of Ortega’s flops, but I’ll tell you what I see.
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Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie
Have you ever noticed that when someone has entirely mastered a skill or subject they are usually very calm, unemotional and matter-of-fact? And the fewer accurate facts someone knows about a thing the more emotional they tend to be? Well, a master knows the precise truth of the subject. The other one doesn’t.
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Unfriended
I’ve been friends with this guy for more than ten years. We hit it off pretty immediately and have stayed in touch through the years. I have never made any secret about being a devout Scientologist. I never pushed it on him, but I always answered any questions he had.
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United Nations Takes a Stand Against Religious Violence
Those three events may have been more dramatic and grabbed more headlines than most instances of violent persecution, but they were by no means isolated. Open Doors, an organization which advocates for persecuted Christians, estimated that between October 2019 and September 2020, over 4,700 Christians were killed around the world for their faith. There were also close to 6,000 incidents of arrests or abduction of Christians due to their religion. By their estimation, 340 million Christians live in countries where they are subject to persecution.
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What Is It That Bigots Hate? That You Communicate.
When you look at bigotry (or more succinctly “hate”) as one person’s desire to ensure the target of the bigotry stops communicating, it makes more sense.
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One Century Later, What the Tulsa Massacre Can Tell Us About Today
As we confront a 10-year high in hate crimes, the 1921 destruction of a vibrant and prosperous Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma by a white mob has important lessons for today.
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What We Scientologists Wish You Knew About Us
I am a Scientologist of over 35 years, and my friends and I are here to tell you that we are no different from you.